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African Violets One more project beside the orchids

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    Default African Violets One more project beside the orchids

    Not only orchids that i love,one day i across this propagation in youtube by accident.i don't believe that they're a lots of variety of african violet out there

    so i start to watch and try for leaves cutting propagation. today just finished another set for 12 pots.

    here's the picture from today


    my previous that still grow


    new babies start showing up next to mother leaves


    one more close up picture


    all are around 30 plants

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    Brilliant! Please explain how to do this. I've heard that people get new plants from a leaf, but have never tried it. I have a cute AV that I would love to share.

    cheers,
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    That so interesting I also found that Begonias also can use their leaves as a fast propagation thanks for additional info.

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    I follow this and the result came out pretty success,some die from the rot but I replace with a new one.you can multiple them and share them with your friends.
    All of mine came from 4 different colors.more pictures,you can follow.


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    Hi k_andreev!
    I have had a lot of success with African Violets by putting the leaf with some stem in water to root. I use a small bottle and saran wrap with a hole in the middle (just to eliminate some of the evaporation and to help keep the leaf out of the water) I keep the stem in the water until it has roots and baby leaves have started. I have planted it with just roots but it takes a lot longer for leaves to start and have lost some. The baby leaves pretty much guarantee a new plant. Just plant it in violet mix with the babies above the soil and they will begin growing pretty quickly. I know you can do it by just putting the leaf or stem in dirt with something like roottone, but this method has been the most successful for me and I have started numerous new plants this way. In any of them, though, ALWAYS, water from the bottom!

    Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriciaH View Post
    Hi k_andreev!
    I have had a lot of success with African Violets by putting the leaf with some stem in water to root. I use a small bottle and saran wrap with a hole in the middle (just to eliminate some of the evaporation and to help keep the leaf out of the water) I keep the stem in the water until it has roots and baby leaves have started. I have planted it with just roots but it takes a lot longer for leaves to start and have lost some. The baby leaves pretty much guarantee a new plant. Just plant it in violet mix with the babies above the soil and they will begin growing pretty quickly. I know you can do it by just putting the leaf or stem in dirt with something like roottone, but this method has been the most successful for me and I have started numerous new plants this way. In any of them, though, ALWAYS, water from the bottom!

    Good Luck!
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    Thank you for more information

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    Well done Kitty!

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    Well done Kitty!
    Thank you uncle yew,this plants need more attention than I expect and they grow really slow like orchid hehe

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    There's a TON of African Violets out there, you've started a whole new hobby!! I only have one at the moment, its a tiny miniature with leaves the size of my thumbnail blooming a cute little double white flower. The one flower on it atm is about done, but I can try to get a picture for you. They are easy to start with a leaf and fun to grow.

    I enjoy Gloxinias even more, though the two I have are big plants. One is about 25 years old and has a corm the size of my fist. They are easier than AV, if they get too leggy or dry or even "wet" looking, I cut all the foliage off, let them sit dry for a week or so (and re-pot if they need it), then start to water again and keep them in a lot of light. They grow right back and flower madly, then they tend to get leggy after a while... Easy! I have one with purple flowers with a white lip and one with white flowers and a purple lip. I grew miniature Gloxinias decades ago and loved them, I may try to find another one or two. They can be really tiny and adorable and do well in terrariums.

    All these very soft leaved plants do need to be watered from underneath - keep the water off the leaves or they just spot and rot. Have fun!

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    congratulations well done, I love African violets but have never done that well with them. The only time they ever flourished for me was when I used birth control pills as fertilizer. I heard on the radio that at a state fair a woman had won first prize for her carrots but was disqualified because she used birth control pills as fertilizer, the hormones in the pill are supposed to be close to the growth hormones for plants. I had a roommate that was going off her pills and she gave me the few good ones left, put 1 in each pot and they bloomed for months on end. Often thought of going to Planned Parenthood to get some more but I don't think that would turn out to well. Beautiful job on such delicate growers.

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